The Soller Valley is full of ‘badge of honour’ cars. Prangs, dents, scratches, you name it most of our cars have got them. This is something to do with living in a town of narrow streets with obstacles on most corners. My own car is over a decade old and I have given up trying to have it undented and resprayed every six months. I have spent so much on the bodywork of this car over the years that I could have bought a new one. Anyway there are times when it hits the garage to be lovingly prepared for its ITV test. An MOT by any other name. Suffice it to say the mechanics and I are on first name terms and they actually take it to the ITV place for me.